COMMVAULT SYSTEM PARTICIPATES IN MSA 2.0 RELEASE.CommVault Systems CommVault Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CVLT) is a United States based company specializing in data and storage management software. Created in 1988 as a development group in AT&T's Bell Labs, the group produced AT&T's in-house backup software, Automatic Backup, Archive and Recovery Inc., a provider of unified enterprise data management solutions, has committed to continue participation in the Microsoft System Architecture (MSA (Metropolitan Service Area) An urban area with at least 50,000 people plus surrounding counties. There are 306 MSAs and 428 RSAs (rural service areas) in the U.S. MSAs and RSAs are used to allocate cellular licenses. ). The recently released version released version - release 2.0 marks Microsoft's third delivery of its Best Practice Guidance for small and large enterprise users and in all three, CommVault software has been selected to provide backup and recovery capability. This version introduces disk-to-disk and VSS See Vcc. (Volume Shadow Copy Service) based data protection strategies for Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 and SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. 2000.
Microsoft designed the Microsoft Systems Architecture (MSA) program to include stringently tested, recommended solutions in the areas of small and large enterprise data management. Microsoft's step-by-step guidance provides businesses with knowledge from respected Subject Matter Experts in the industry and offers expertise to seamlessly and simply perform data management tasks such as backup, restore, disaster recovery, networking, server hardware integration, storage and services. Microsoft's recommended architectural guidance includes the deployment and operation of a data management solution using CommVault QiNetix software when Windows Server See Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Windows 2000 and Windows NT. 2003 is utilized.
Microsoft, CommVault and the MSA partners strive to meet the performance requirements necessary to support today's rapidly evolving business needs and environments. Each configuration is subject to a rigorous qualification process in order to ensure that the MSA standards are met and are consistent throughout all current and future MSA infrastructure offerings. CommVault participated with Microsoft and key partners in development of deployment scenarios, capped off with long term, meticulous me·tic·u·lous
1. Extremely careful and precise.
2. Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
[From Latin met testing in order to ensure that customers using Microsoft enterprise solutions can receive the technical expertise and guidance required to protect and keep their data highly available.
The guidance, available on Microsoft's TechNet web-site, offers customers and IT architects the ability to save significant time and cost when planning, installing and operating data centers. The robust testing enables the planning, installation and operation of data centers that are resilient and have no single point of failure. The MSA 2.0 guidance, blended into one solution, includes the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family with Active Directory, SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. 2000, Exchange Server 2003 and other Microsoft applications, working with CommVault QiNetix software.
The MSA Documents are available at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/ technet/itsolutions/msa/default.asp
The MSA specific CommVault information can also be found with Microsoft Solution Accelerator at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=44CC 5722-F6FF-4F66-93A2-86659E900303&displaylang=en
"Enterprise customers today are asking for completely tested, proven hardware and software system configurations and best practices that help assure them of the highest level of success in the shortest possible time," said Jim Hebert, general manager, Windows Server Product Management Group. "Microsoft Systems Architecture is one of the ways we provide our enterprise customers with guidance on implementation of complete system solutions. In all three of our MSA releases, CommVault has been an important industry partner, delivering data management expertise that helps protect and enhance our customers' storage environments with granular granular /gran·u·lar/ (gran´u-lar) made up of or marked by presence of granules or grains.
1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.
2. data protection and full disaster recovery capability."
"At CommVault, we're once again proud to complete this latest delivery of MSA Guidance and partner with Microsoft and the other MSA partners on this solution architecture. The MSA scenarios that Microsoft has created gives their broad range of small and large enterprise users, model environments in which to rapidly deploy and secure their data centers. The MSA effort shows CommVault's products can assist and accelerate upgrades from existing environments and more quickly leverage the new storage capabilities from the Windows Server family. Our customers use the guidance to save time, effort and cost, while relying on the level of detail provided in the MSA literature." said Randy DeMeno, CommVault's director of Advanced Applications and Microsoft Relationship.
The MSA 2.0 release, covering System Design, Architecture, Deployment & Build and Daily Operations also contain important information about security, cost management and return on investment via backup, restore, disaster recovery and lifecycle data management. There are also suggestions about:
-- Leveraging various media types for storage -- Object and Attribute Level restore for Active Directory -- Transparent use of powerful VSS (Virtual Shadow Services) built into Windows Server 2003 -- Simplifying SAN environments while managing them from any Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. -- Granular application backup and recovery capability -- Data retention and media rotation -- Secured computing with Firewall and VLAN See virtual LAN.
VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network integration -- Disk-to-Disk management of data within a Windows SAN -- Management of SQL Split Mirror Shadow Copies integrated with LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. Free data movement
About CommVault Systems, Inc.
CommVault Systems, Inc. provides unified enterprise data management solutions to ensure high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The CommVault QiNetix platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, provides the ultimate data protection: managing data throughout its lifecycle via integrated backup/recovery, migration, archiving, replication, storage management. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,807.
Oceanport was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1920, from portions of Eatontown Township (now in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
CommVault Systems can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.commvault.com.
For more information, call 732/870-4000.